FESTIVAL—September 14-16, 2018


FESTIVAL 2018 Weekend | September 14-16, 2018

Applications Now Open!

Outdoor Artist Market Application Indoor Patron Exhibit Application Food Vendor Application

A Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party | September 14th, 2018

Tickets On Sale Now!

Our Taste of Dalton: FESTIVAL Preview Party will feature favorite area restaurants throughout our campus offering delicious samples for you and your friends to enjoy as you receive first viewing (and purchasing!) options during our exciting FESTIVAL weekend. Your ticket will also include beverages of your choice at one of our many bars serving wine, craft beer, tea, soda, and water. This event celebrates the opening of FESTIVAL weekend and is the best opportunity to view and purchase artworks from the FESTIVAL 2018 Indoor Patron Exhibit and the Outdoor Fine Arts and Crafts Market. It is also the perfect time to meet and mingle with FESTIVAL artists, volunteers, and patrons.  A shuttle between the Guild and First Baptist Church will be provided for overflow parking.

Thank you to our 2017 participating restaurants: Baja Coop, Butcher Market, Chelsea's on Thornton, Cherokee Brewing and Pizza, Cyra's, Dalton Distillery, Dalton Golf and Country Club, The Farm, The Filling Station, Fuji, Hamilton's, Irene's Cakes and Confections, La Esperanza Bakery, Las Palmas, Mariscos Puerto Vallarta, and Raspberry Row.


FESTIVAL Weekend | September 14th - 16th, 2018
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

The Creative Arts Guild is Georgia’s oldest multidisciplinary community arts center. We celebrated our 55th anniversary in 2018. The Creative Arts Guild is located in northwest Georgia, approximately 20 miles south of Chattanooga TN and 70 miles north of Atlanta. 

The Creative Arts Guild’s 55th Annual Festival of Arts and Crafts weekend will be held September 14th - 16th, 2018 on the Guild’s campus at 520 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30720. 

FESTIVAL art exhibits include a juried Indoor Patron Exhibit which spans the entirety of the Creative Art Guild's three galleries: Gallery Five20, Gallery One11, and Jonas Hall. The Indoor Patron Exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 working in all mediums and will remain open until October 25th.

FESTIVAL is free and open to the public Saturday, September 15th, 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 16th, 11am-5pm.

In addition to the Indoor Artist Exhibits, FESTIVAL features an Outdoor Artist Market as well as live music, kids' activities and performances, self-guided tours of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden and unique food vendors throughout the weekend.

A shuttle will be provided for overflow parking:

between the Guild and First Baptist Church on Saturday and between the Guild and the Library and Senior Center on Sunday. 

FESTIVAL is open to the public and admission is free. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the power of the arts in our community!

2017 Outdoor Market Participating Artists

2017 Indoor Gallery Exhibiting Artists 

2017 Live Performances

To Get A Sneak Peek of This Year's FESTIVAL Artists, Like The Creative Arts Guild's FESTIVAL Page On Facebook!                                              

Thank you to our FESTIVAL 2017 Sponsors 

Mohawk Industries, Mieke DeClerke Hanssen, Norris and Billie Little, David and Cindy McCreery, Helen and Harry Saul Foundation, Dottie Shaw, STEARNS & WEST, Textile Rubber & Chemical Co., Robert Webb, Ken and Myra White, Chip and Cindy Howalt, Bill and Linda Blackman, Jeanne Burr, Gregg and Sandra Sims

Barrett Properties, City of Dalton, Jack Bandy, Brown Industries, Inc., Dalton Plastic Surgery, Engineered Floors, LLC, Shaw Industries, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology Center, Wells Fargo, O.N. Jonas Foundation

William and Judith Adams, Wayne and Judy Alderman,The Andersen Company, Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty, Dalton Utilities/Optilink, First Bank of Dalton, Russell Thomas & Oliver Morris, Tate and Katie O'Gwin, Dr. Frank Patterson, Starr-Mathews Agency

Advance Insurance Strategies, Jim and Trisha Bethel, clark, davies, easley & pool insurance agency, Dalton Animal Care, Dave and Pauli's Art Emporium, First Bank of Dalton, First National Community Bank, Jolly Textile Sales, Marvin and Joanne Lewis, Marketing Alliance Group, The Minor Firm, North Georgia Urology Center, Peds Care, P.C., "Mr. Real Estate", David and Mary Julian Renz, Snipes Orthodontics, Steve and Cathy Snyder, Value Carpets, Inc., John and Cynthia Wilson

Dalton Print Shop, John Kiker Company, Inc., Sue Tuggle, Charles and Laura Allgood, The Home Depot, The Oakwood, Kroger Walnut Ave., Kroger Cleveland Highway, Starbucks, Cleveland Highway

Dalton Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa